Author Archives: michaelwtwitty

About michaelwtwitty

I am a Judaics teacher and Culinary Historian focusing on the foodways of Africa, enslaved African Americans, African America and the African and Jewish diasporas.

Dear HBO: About that Alt-Reality “Confederate” Show.

Ok. HBO has created tremendous buzz about a show that has everybody talking, even me. It’s a show called “Confederate,” the South won, time moved on, slavery and abolitionist sentiments and battles over freedom evolved through our own day. To … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace and Sean Brock 

Dear Sean, Ever since our one on one phone call, I’ve received a lot of questions about the content of our conversation.  You were up front with me at the time about a few issues in your life causing you … Continue reading

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National Soul Food Month Message: Why You Should Buy The Cooking Gene.

The Cooking Gene is not a cookbook but it does have treasured family recipes and reconstructed recipes from history. The Cooking Gene is not a diatribe on race and food nor is it about how you have to be Black to be a … Continue reading

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It’s #DeenDay please help me get the word out about The Cooking Gene on Twitter

If you’re on Twitter, help me celebrate #DeenDay by helping me to get this tweet retweeted 1,619 times. Today 4 years ago, I wrote my Open Letter to Paula Deen that changed my life and career for the good. Because of the … Continue reading

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Three Salad Dressings For the Summer

I am in total Grandma mode with my food and recipes these days…I am not really measuring, I’m cooking for love not for perfection…forgive me but its just the mood I’m in….im trying to sell a book 🙂 So just … Continue reading

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Amazon.com: Michael W. Twitty: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

https://www.amazon.com/Michael-W.-Twitty/e/B072FJKPL8?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060 I have an Amazon author page! Check it out! I appreciate everybody’s support. I am working hard everyday to make this a success. If your heart so moves you be sure to pre-order the book now. Bookplates are being arranged … Continue reading

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Kirkus review of The Cooking Gene is in!

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/michael-w-twitty/the-cooking-gene/ Just wanted to put everybody on notice that the good reviews keep coming in. Today was a good day in the life of The Cooking Gene. I got word from Ted Lee that the Kirkus Review had issued its response to … Continue reading

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